Generation Rescue Inc

Rating: 3.88 stars   60 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Health

Location: 13636 Ventura Blvd. Suite 259 Sherman Oaks CA 91423 USA

Mission: Generation Rescue is the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. We are usually the first resource families turn to when facing a diagnosis. Generation Rescue educates, supports, advocates and truly empowers families affected by autism to achieve a better quality of life today and encourages healthy choices for future generations. Our vision is to prevent future generations from being diagnosed with autism. We continue to work toward this goal.
Results: Generation Rescue currently helps more than 25,000 families affected by autism spectrum disorders – offering programs nationwide that provide services on a local level and providing mentors in 39 countries around the world. We have a number of great ways to support families including more than 1,300 volunteer parent mentors (we call them our “Rescue Angels”), a toll-free hotline (fielding more than 5,500 calls each year) and an informative website with great tips for accessing resources (read by 25,000 people monthly). Generation Rescue also offers programming on autism treatments, a national conference, virtual and local conferences, links to helpful articles, recommended physicians, and medical grants to families who cannot afford critical treatments such as doctor visits, lab testing and nutritional counseling. We encourage families to visit www.generationrescue.org to learn about the many ways Generation Rescue can support them.
Programs: Generation Rescue’s programs and services are focused on providing support to families affected with autism; such as, grants for treatment, a forum for parents to connect and mentor each other, education and awareness, and support thorough a 24-hour hotline service. Rescue Family Grant Program Rescue Family Grants provide autism treatment for families who otherwise would not have access. Generation Rescue provides families a unique autism treatment program which is not funded by school districts, county programs, insurance or other grant-generating entities. Parent Mentor Program Generation Rescue’s “Rescue Angels” are parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder who have seen significant improvement or loss of diagnosis through the use of novel therapies. “Rescue Angels" volunteer their time to answer questions, give guidance, and provide referrals to local resources for families starting on their journey. Education Generation Rescue is a proud partner of AutismOne the largest US autism conference encompassing novel therapies, behavioral therapies, family advocacy, and physician and first responder training. Support Generation Rescue’s hotline is a resource and referral service, answering questions, addressing concerns, sending additional information and providing hope for recovery to families in need. Families can call (877) 98-AUTISM 24 hours a day.
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Rating: 5 stars  

My family has been Donors/Supporters/Volunteers for GR for a number of years thanks to 2 amazing friends who became WARRIORS to educate each of us. We are comfortable donating to GR because we have witnessed the guidance/education and support given to local families. We believe in RECOVERY!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have helped with Rock the Spectrum every year, and I was one of the first grant families in Taney County. I have had support since I got involved. This is a great organization that loves to spread awareness and help families!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer for Generation Rescue for 6 years. This is the best foundation I have ever volunteered for. I have also been amazed watching kids recover with the bio medical grants. AMAZING FOUNDATION!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Generation Rescue is so amazing. My god daughter is autistic & Generation Rescue was the only website we found that was so eager to help parents with newly diagnosed children with Autism. I have seen first hand how much the bio-medical grant program works that I do an annual autism event in my community to help spread the word about Generation Rescue's bio-medical grant program. We have had 3 families in my community who have done the bio medical grant with amazing results. My husband and I donate to several diferrent organizations & foundations & Generation Rescue is by far our favorite one. I have never seen a foundation happily work so hard for families, the continuous follow ups, email & phone calls Generation Rescue does is absolutely amazing! The biggest thing for us as well is even when a family is done with their bio-medical grant-Generation Rescue's staff still continues to keep in touch with them and helps the family anytime there is need. , they don't forget about them. Generation Rescue is #1 in my book!!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Leading the way to changing how the world sees autism and it's recovery.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

They helped me through a very stressful time in my life. Right after my son's diagnosis. I owe them everything....knowledgable and so supportive.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been volunteering my time to GR for years and am a proud support to this day!!

Love this org, love that they have helpful resources and dedicate their time to helping kids with autism!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it more widely known.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Generation Rescue is one of the most altruistic organizations I have come across. They believe in recovery and provide families, such as my own, with hope, which at times can be very difficult to hold. Their website is such a great resource with information on both prevention and treatment options, with helpful links and other references.

I do not believe this to be an anti-vaccination organization. Nothing on their website or social media pages have suggested that they are against vaccines. I just watched a video on their page with Jenny McCarthy clearly stating, "I am not anti-vaccine." They simply believe in informed health decision and I think they are a great resource!

The staff is a caring and compassionate. I don't know what more could be asked of a Great Nonprofit?

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want this organization to be more widely known.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Spreading pseudo-science and endangering children - simply irresponsible.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Shut down, forever.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have 2 boys that were diagnosed with autism 6 years ago. I would have given anything to have the support that GR provides for those who choose biomedical intervention. It was a long, lonely road for this momma. I am so excited to be a part of this group and encourage other families. I would have loved to have the Rescue Grant opportunity many years ago as well. GR is making a difference one family and one child at a time.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with GR as a Rescue Angel and a Grant Mentor for a very long time. I also have personal experience in running a non-profit and have experienced the pitfalls and challenges that organizations go through. Generation Rescue continues to grow and get better with each passing day. If they experience challenges, they certainly don't show it. I am the parent of two boys on the spectrum. They are 14 and 11 now and I only wish I would have had the support of GR when I was starting the journey. They are so warm, welcoming and supportive. The worst part of having a child with Autism (at least for me) was feeling alone and lost to navigate all of the data. Only having internet stories (mostly negative) to help us along. GR provides so much positive input, provides the HOPE needed to get through those tough days. THANKS for being a bright spot in an often times dark tunnel!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would love to figure out a way to clone Stephanie Rotondi...she is amazing!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I became a rescue angel many years ago. I am still friends with some of the families that found me on line. When I moved to a new state I got a ton of support from another rescue angel.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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